CAROLINE HIRONS SAYS

Your new go-to for congested, breakout-prone or oily skin, this acid exfoliates and controls sebum production, which in turn will improve congestion and breakouts before they occur. Say goodbye to blackheads and visible pores, and hello to smoother, refined skin.

Clinicals

Clinically proven to…
Reduce skin oiliness*
Increase smoothness*
Improve hyperpigmentation*

*Based on a clinical study of 50 participants with blemish-prone/oily skin, using the product regularly for 4 weeks.

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The Control Acid

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150ml

2% BHA + Polylysine Exfoliating Acid Toner. A decongesting exfoliating toner for breakout-prone skin that targets the root cause of congestion, controlling it before it occurs.

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Targets

Blackheads | Congestion | Visible Pores | Skin Texture

Suited To

Oily, congested and/or breakout-prone skin. Tested on and suitable for all skin tones

About the product

Formulated with breakout-prone and congested skin in mind, this liquid toner works hard to unclog pores and regulate oiliness.

Powered by a unique complex of encapsulated salicylic acid (BHA) and polylysine, The Control Acid helps to regulate oil production, targeting the root cause of congestion and controlling it before it occurs. Blended with a range of skin-conditioning ingredients, The Control Acid is so much more than a standard BHA. With redness-reducing and barrier-supporting benefits, The Control Acid works to soothe and strengthen the skin whilst simultaneously unclogging pores, leaving skin smoother, clearer and more radiant.

Key ingredients

Salicylic acid - Decongests the skin/unclogs pores and improves skin texture, promoting smoother, clearer skin.

Polylysine and lemon myrtle - Regulate sebum production whilst maintaining the quality of the skin’s natural oils, helping to protect the skin barrier and minimise shine.

Oligopeptide-10 - Works synergistically with salicylic acid to boost its efficacy.

Niacinamide - Regulates the production of sebum (oil) on the skin, in turn reducing the appearance of pores and improving skin texture. Minimises the appearance of redness whilst supporting the skin barrier.

Panthenol and glycerin - Skin-soothing and hydration-boosting ingredients that complement salicylic acid, minimising potential irritation.

All ingredients

Aqua (Water/Eau), Glycerin, Propanediol, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Extract, Mel Extract (Honey Extract/Extrait De Miel), Oligopeptide-10, Benzyl Alcohol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Butylene Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethelenediamine Disuccinate, Polydextrose, Dextrin, Amylopectin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Polylysine.

How it works

The Control Acid works by targeting the root cause of congestion, preventing it before it occurs. Polylysine, lemon myrtle and niacinamide work together to regulate oil production whilst salicylic acid exfoliates the pore lining, decongesting the skin. Oligopeptide-10 helps to boost the efficacy of salicylic acid, maximising results.

How to use

Use in either the AM or PM, up to 3 times a week. After cleansing, dampen a cotton pad with the toner and sweep over a clean, dry face. Avoid eye area. Follow with the rest of your routine and use sun protection during the day.

AM routine example: The Cream Cleanser, The Control Acid, The Moisturiser and SPF.

PM routine example: The Cream Cleanser, The Control Acid, The Support Oil, The Moisturiser.

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CAROLINE HIRONS SAYS

Your new go-to for congested, breakout-prone or oily skin, this acid exfoliates and controls sebum production, which in turn will improve congestion and breakouts before they occur. Say goodbye to blackheads and visible pores, and hello to smoother, refined skin.

Clinicals

Clinically proven to…
Reduce skin oiliness*
Increase smoothness*
Improve hyperpigmentation*

*Based on a clinical study of 50 participants with blemish-prone/oily skin, using the product regularly for 4 weeks.

  • "Excellent product!

    My skin is smoother and brighter when using this acid. I would 100% recommend."

  • "Results after 2 days!

    New favourite to keep my sebaceous filaments under control and pores minimised without irritation or dryness. It's a must for those with combo skin!"

  • "I wish I had tried this product sooner.

    I had suffered from deep open pores and blackheads all of my life and have tried everything to get rid of them. I had come to the conclusion that this is how my skin was and I would just have to accept it. I also have breakout’s of acne rosacea. I cannot believe the change in my skin in only a few days, inflammation gone, blackheads gone, acne rosacea gone, redness gone. This is the first review I have ever left as I would only do this if something work’s. Thank you so much!"

FAQs

What percentage of BHA is in The Control Acid?

The Control Acid contains 2% salicylic acid (BHA).

What is the difference between The Control Acid and The Gentle Acid?

The Control Acid is our 2% Salicylic Acid + Polylysine Exfoliating Acid Toner that has been specifically developed for oily, congested and/or breakout-prone skin. The Gentle Acid is our AHA + PHA Exfoliating Acid Toner, which is suitable for all skin types.

What is BHA and polylysine?

Short for beta-hydroxy acid, a BHA is a type of oil-soluble exfoliating acid that helps to exfoliate and decongest the skin and is therefore helpful for those who are breakout-prone. The only BHA used in skincare is salicylic acid.
Polylysine is a polymer of the essential amino acid lysine, which is a large structure consisting of multiple lysine molecules. This powerful ingredient is great for oily/breakout-prone skin, as it helps to reduce inflammation and sebum (oil) production, in turn helping to prevent pores from becoming clogged and targeting the root cause of congestion before it occurs.

Is The Control Acid suitable for all skin types?

The Control Acid has been specifically formulated to benefit those with oily/congested skin. If these are not concerns for you, you may be more suited to The Gentle Acid.

Can The Control Acid be used by teenagers?

The Control Acid is suitable for anyone experiencing hormonal changes in their skin, whether that's due to puberty, contraception or menopause.

The majority of skincare products should be used by those aged 16 and above, unless specified otherwise. However, as The Control Acid was designed with hormonal breakouts in mind, it can be suitable for younger skin experiencing this concern if used under parental supervision.

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